Nominations & Designations, June 20, 1985

Nomination of Constance Horner To Be Director of the Office of Personnel Management

June 20, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Constance Horner to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management.

Since May 1983 Mrs. Horner has served as Associate Director for Economics and Government in the Office of Management and Budget. Previously she was Director of VISTA and Acting Associate Director of ACTION (1981 - 1983). She also served in 1981 as Deputy Assistant Director of ACTION for Policy and Planning. She was a member of the Department of Education transition group in the office of the President-elect (1980 - 1981). She has contributed articles on public policy for the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the American Spectator, and other publications. She has also taught at secondary schools in the United States and at universities abroad.

Mrs. Horner is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and holds a master of arts degree from the University of Chicago. She is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC. She was born February 24, 1942, in Summit, NJ.

Designation of Ralph C. Bledsoe as Executive Secretary of the Domestic Policy Council

June 20, 1985

The President today announced he was designating Ralph C. Bledsoe to be Executive Secretary of the Domestic Policy Council.

Mr. Bledsoe, a Special Assistant to the President and Assistant Director for Management and Administration of the Office of Policy Development, has served as Executive Secretary of the Cabinet Council on Management and Administration from 1982 to 1985 and as Executive Director of the Federal Property Review Board from 1984 to 1985. He was Associate Director of the White House Office of Planning Evaluation from 1981 to 1982.

Mr. Bledsoe was a senior faculty member at the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, VA, from 1973 to 1980 and was director of the Emergency Management Institute at Emmitsburg, MD, from 1980 to early 1981. He was a member of the faculty and first director of the University of Southern California School of Public Administration Sacramento program from 1971 to 1873.

He was with the System Development Corp. between 1958 and 1971, 3 years of which were as manager of its public safety systems department. In 1972 he was appointed to the board of directors of the California Crime Technologies Research Foundation and in 1984 was elected to the National Academy of Public Administration. Mr. Bledsoe served in the U.S. Air Force between 1955 and 1958.

A native of Waco, TX, Mr. Bledsoe received a bachelor of business administration degree from Texas A&M College in 1955, an M.B.A. degree from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1962, and master and doctor of public administration degrees from the University of Southern California in 1968 and 1971, respectively.

He is married to the former RoseMarie Frechette. They have four daughters and reside in Great Falls, VA. He was born on October 10, 1933.